Give yourself—and others—a little grace during the pandemic

To many of us, 2020 feels like a nightmare that won’t end. From a Midwestern derecho to fires, hurricanes, a global pandemic, and a contentious political cycle, many people are grieving losses of life, health, relationships, and ways of life. In a typical year, one in five American adults struggles with mental illness, according to … Continued

Julie Enockson named Regional President of Rosecrance Jackson Centers

Rosecrance is pleased to announce Julie Enockson has been named Regional President of Rosecrance Jackson Centers. Enockson is a Siouxland native whose commitment to service began on her family’s farm, where she still remains involved today. After 20 years in the local manufacturing sector, she held the position of director of finance/controller at Mercy Medical … Continued

Celebrating recovery together in September

Each September, Rosecrance staff, clients, and alumni honor Recovery Month with activities at each site. This year’s theme, “Celebrating Connections” brought the Rosecrance community together to build relationships and express gratitude for the bonds that make recovery possible. Early in the month, clients learned the value of experiential therapy through a visit from BraveHearts, an … Continued

Spirituality: Calm in life’s storms

In times when fear and anxiety are running high, with life seeming out-of-control, peace feels elusive. Through spiritual introspection and practices, the 12 Steps offer a path to rest for anyone feeling stressed out, whether or not they are in recovery. Spirituality is a restorative piece of the 12 Steps that helps people wrestle with … Continued

Equine therapy brings peace to clients at Rosecrance Harrison Campus

Many people don’t realize that horses are so sensitive to their riders that the animals naturally synch their heartbeats to their humans. Yes, it is a scientific fact that the muscular, elegant steeds are so socially connected that they mirror human counterparts in a unique relationship. That makes the connection an ideal experiential therapy option. … Continued

Rosecrance Central Illinois announces new mental health services director

Rosecrance is proud to announce Kristen Hammel, LCPC, has been named director of mental health services at Rosecrance Central Illinois. Hammel is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Board Certified Counselor with 15 years of experience in the mental health field. She has program management experience, and she and has been trained in a … Continued

New leader announced for Rosecrance McHenry County

Rosecrance is proud to announce that Melissa Loesch has been named director of Rosecrance McHenry County, where she will provide oversight to all programs and services. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with an undergraduate degree in criminal justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master’s degree in forensic psychology from … Continued

12 Steps offer a map to a life well-lived

Do you know someone whose life radiates so strongly with peace and purpose that you want to be like them? If so, let us share a little secret: You may be seeing the result of a life devoted to the 12 Steps. That lifestyle difference is a trademark of people who are living this recovery … Continued